“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
Without Charlie Patten, there is no Rev3. It all began with him back in 2008. Rev3 is his vision and we have assembled a team to help execute that vision. You won’t meet a more down to earth guy than Charlie. He keeps the staff from being too serious and getting bogged down in the day to day. He reminds us all why we do what we do.
First and foremost, Charlie is a family man. He has a wife, Stephanie, who he adores and 4 kids who you will often see around Rev3 races. When not at a race, Charlie is typically at a swim meet with his kids, volunteering at their school, roasting coffee or working on one of his many other, ever changing, hobbies. Charlie loves to learn, he is always finding something new, reading something new, trying something new. Life is an adventure and he doesn’t miss a minute.
Charlie grew up in a military family and spent some time serving our country. This is one reason why Rev3 has such a commitment to those in the service. His parents are on the Rev3 staff and can be seen at all our races. Charlie Sr and Debbie are honorary staff parents and we all look to them for guidance. Senior drives a truck and helps with just about everything and Debbie works in our retail area. So you can see, Rev3 really is about family.
Charlie is the joke-ster of the staff. He has been known to use an air horn when least expected, he loves to take unflattering selfies, share funny stories, remind us and anyone who will listen, of our most embarrassing moments and laugh at our misfortune. He’s also the first one to step in and help when you need it. He does things behind the scenes that many never know about. He is generous and kind, taking care of those he loves. And he loves us all.
Everything good and right about Rev3 comes from Charlie. He is pretty humble and won’t accept accolades, but those of us who work for him would walk through the fire for him. When you see him at arace, stop and say hi. He’d love to hear your story.Back to Top